SeaHawk Satellites

Satellite name SeaHawk
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Entity name University of North Carolina Wilmington
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Nation (HQ) US
Nation (AIT) UK
Manufacturer AIVT by AAC Clyde Space
Operator AAC Clyde Space
Partners Cloudland Instruments, Clyde Space, Hawk Institute for Space Sciences, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Costs $1,680,000 for two CubeSat platforms
Single platform: $840,000

Demonstrate miniature ocean color sensor.


Enhance the ability of the earth sciences to observe ocean color in high temporal and spatial resolution modes through the use of a low-cost, next generation, miniature ocean color sensor flown aboard a CubeSat.

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Photo sources [1]
COTS subsystems
  • OBSW - Bright Ascension
  • MCS - Bright Ascension
  • PLATFORM - Clyde Space
  • OBC - Clyde Space with GPS
  • ADCS - Clyde Space
  • ADM - Clyde Space Deployable Turnstile Antenna
  • BATTERY - Clyde Space
  • EPS - Clyde Space
  • SOLAR PANELS - Clyde Space
  • STRUCTURE - Clyde Space
  • RWS - Clyde Space
  • SUN SENSOR - Solar MEMS NanoSSOC-D60
  • TRANSMITTER - Syrlinks X-band EWC27

Related Spacecraft

Spacecraft Status Launcher Date Orbit
SeaHawk-1 Operational (Official news about mission operations contract extension on 2022-11-08 and new images being downloaded as of 2023-06-08. 5 year celebration post on 2023-12-13.) Falcon 9, (Spaceflight SSO-A, SHERPA) 2018-12-03 580 km, 97.8 deg
SeaHawk-2 cancelled? (Should have been delivered end of 2019, but unclear whether the project is still ongoing) cancelled x_cancelled cancelled

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